CDFW’s SHARE Program Offers Fall Hunting Opportunities

Victoria Barr, SHARE Program Coordinator, (916) 445-4034
Media Contact:
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will be providing public access for big game and upland game hunts this fall.

Hunters with a valid California hunting license may apply for SHARE hunts through the Automated License Data System (ALDS). An $11.06 non-refundable application fee will be charged for each hunt choice. Successful applicants for each property will be allowed to bring a hunting partner or a non-hunting partner. To apply for these hunts, please go to

Northern Region
The Willow Foothill property in Siskiyou County will provide opportunities for one A-1 deer and three C-1 deer hunts. The property is located 16 miles north east of Yreka and consists of 640 acres of foothill oak woodlands and vantage points for views of Mt. Shasta and the valley.

South Coast Region
Jones Ranch and Sleepy Creek Ranch in Santa Barbara County will offer hunts for deer, bear, turkey, quail and dove. These remote ranches in West Cuyama Valley encompass 1,000 acres between them and will offer separate hunting opportunities. The terrain features miles of trails through oak savannahs, riparian habitat, juniper-sage woodlands and chaparral. Both ranches back up to 250 acres of Bureau of Land Management land as well as the Los Padres National Forest, providing extra hunting access if needed.

For more information about each SHARE property and the opportunities available please go to

These opportunities were made possible by the SHARE Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their property. Participating landowners receive liability protection and will receive compensation for providing public access to or through their land for wildlife-dependent recreational activities. The goal of the SHARE Program is to provide additional hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational access on private lands in California.